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Bi-Courtney Nigeria Limited, Wale Babalakin

Wale Babalakin resigns as UNILAG’s council chairman

Following what looked like an irreconcilable difference between the now-former council chairman and the Academic Staff Union of University, UNILAG chapter, Babalakin has finally tendered his resignation.

UNILAG visitation panel submits report to Nigerian government

The Special Visitation Panel set up by the Federal Government to look into the management crisis at the University of Lagos has submitted a report of its findings.
Members of various workers’ unions across the tertiary institutions in Lagos State including the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Lagos State University (LASU), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), among others, on Monday disrupted resumption activities on the various campuses.

Lagos tertiary institutions staff protest over minimum wage

Members of various workers’ unions across the tertiary institutions in Lagos State including the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Lagos State University (LASU), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), among others, on Monday disrupted resumption activities on the various campuses.

Lagos university staff lock main gate over minimum wage

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) have locked the main entrance of the Lagos State University (LASU) over the payment of the minimum wage.
The staff of the Federal University, Gusau, have accused the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Magaji Garba, of corruption and disregard for due process in the award of contracts, and requested for an investigation into the matter.

Gusau university staff accuse VC of corruption, seek investigation

The staff of the Federal University, Gusau, have accused the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Magaji Garba, of corruption and disregard for due process in the award of contracts, and requested for an investigation into the matter.

Ekiti varsity holds virtual matriculation for 2019/2020 session

The Vice-Chancellor, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Prof. Edward Olanipekun, says the institution has concluded arrangements to begin e-learning.
The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo has directed compulsory use of face masks in its campus to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

UNIBEN to hold virtual matriculation for 2019/2020 session

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof Lilian Salami, has approved a virtual matriculation ceremony for students admitted into the 2019/2020 academic session of the university.

UNICAL gets first female vice chancellor after forty years

Professor Florence Obi of the Faculty of Education has been elected the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar forty-five years after the inception of the school.

UNIOSUN holds virtual convocation, delivers kits to graduands through courier

As the COVID-19 pandemic continue to disrupt social gatherings in Nigeria, the Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has scheduled its 19th convocation ceremony virtually, as its delivered kit to graduating students through courier service.
A gas station attendant pumps fuel into a customer's car at the NNPC Mega petrol station in Abuja, Nigeria March 19, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

SSANU: Fuel, electricity hike’ll increase Nigerians’ hardship

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Monday, warned that except the Federal Government addresses the recent hike in fuel and electricity tariff, the non-teaching staff in collaboration with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), would engage the government in a peaceful protest across the nation, with a view to forcing the government to rescind its decision.

NMA counsels universities on virus protocols as students get ready for resumption

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has advised universities on strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols to ensure safety of students and curtail the spread of the virus on campuses.
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Nigeria to establish centre for artificial intelligence, robotics

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said it is set to establish a Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Nigeria.

NITDA set to establishment centre for artificial intelligence, robotics

In a bid to achieve a robust digital economy, the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) is set to establish a Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
Bi-Courtney Nigeria Limited, Wale Babalakin

Suspended UNILAG council chair appears before visitation panel

Suspended Chairman, University of Lagos Governing Council, Dr Wale Babalakin, is in session with the Special Visitation Panel.

NITDA plans centre for artificial intelligence, robotics

In an effort to achieve a robust digital economy, the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) is set to establish a Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Nigeria (CFAIR).
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje appoints ex-BUK vice-chancellor as Maitama Sule university pro-chancellor

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has appointed the immediate former vice chancellor of the Bayero University Kano (BUK), Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, as the pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council of Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

EKSU remitted over N200 million deductions to state coffers – vice chancellor

The vice chancellor of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, Professor Eddy Olanipekun, has disclosed that the university has paid over N200 million to the coffers of the state’s Internal Revenue Service out of the unremitted tax he inherited from his predecessor, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom yet to implement post-coronavirus recommendations

Akwa Ibom State Government is yet to implement the recommendations of the post coronavirus economic reconstruction committee report submitted several months to governor Udom Emmanuel.

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